2011 Mercedes-Benz G-Class BA3 Final Edition: details, photos, specs and price

Article by Christian Andrei, on April 28, 2011

Mercedes-Benz unveiled today the G-Class BA3 Final Edition, the last edition of the short wheelbase Station Wagon in the successful G-Class. The new edition will be available in two variants: the G 350 BlueTEC powered by a 6-cylinder diesel engine with the very latest BlueTEC emissions control delivering 211 hp (155 kW) and 540 Nm of torque and the G500 powered by the mighty 5.5-litre V8 petrol engine capable to deliver 285 kW (388 hp) and 530 newton metres of torque.

The engines are mated to the 7G-TRONIC seven-speed automatic transmission and some of the standard specification incudes the electronically controlled traction system 4ETS, the Electronic Stability Program ESP and three differential locks with 100-percent locking effect.

Regarding the design, the BA3 Final Edition offers AMG flared wheel arches in the vehicle colour, in combination with 18-inch 5-twin-spoke light-alloy wheels, running boards, a spare wheel cover with a 3D Mercedes-Benz star in stainless steel, an AMG radiator grille in a 3-louvre design with chrome highlights.

Some of the standard features include an electric sliding/tilting sunroof, metallic paintwork, rear mudflaps, carbon-fibre look inserts in the protective strips, an ultrasonic reversing aid and a tyre pressure monitoring system. Inside, the car features chrome highlights on the frame and selector lever cover, seat adjustment controls and the loudspeakers in the front doors.

As standard the BA3 Final Edition comes with convenience telephony system in the armrest, with a universal interface for various mobile phone cradles, extended telephone functions, a charging function and an external aerial for optimum reception. Regarding the price, the G 350BlueTEC the "BA3 Final Edition" is priced at €90,511.40, and the G 500 at €100,685.90 (both prices include 19% VAT).

The interior offers greater comfort and convenience for the driver and the passengers. Innovative technology complemented by exceptional workmanship ensures superior comfort and elegance. The interior’s atmosphere is enhanced by the functional ambient lighting. Chrome trimmings embellish the frame and selector lever cover, front door speakers and seat adjustment controls. The chrome sill panel of the boot compartment with ‘Mercedes-Benz’ inscription also adds visual appeal and prestige.

The black leather front seats are multicontour with a climatisation feature, providing superb comfort. Long trips or warm summer journeys remain very comfortable. Burr walnut wood is used in the interior trimmings as well as the steering wheel and selector lever, where it is combined with leather.

The armrest also includes an intuitively placed phone centre with a universal connector for different mobile phone holders, charging capability, augmented telephony and an external antenna for enhanced signal reception. Rubber mats are practically used for the foot wells and the load compartment. It also comes with a cover as well as extra storage boxes.

Press Release

Mercedes-Benz G-Class BA3 Final Edition

A classic off-roader is entering its final phase: as the model designation suggests, Mercedes-Benz is producing the last edition of the short wheelbase Station Wagon in the successful G-Class with the special "BA3 Final Edition" model. Two variants will be available: in the G350 BlueTEC a 6-cylinder diesel engine with the very latest BlueTEC emissions control, 155 kW (211 hp) and 540 newton metres for great pulling power both on and off the road. In the G500 a powerful 5.5-litre V8 petrol engine with 285 kW (388 hp) and 530 newton metres effortlessly performs the same function.

Both special models of this classic among Mercedes-Benz off-roaders are equipped with the same high-performance drive and dynamic handling control systems. Alongside the permanent all-wheel drive with off-road ratio and the 7G-TRONIC seven-speed automatic transmission, the standard specification includes the electronically controlled traction system 4ETS, the Electronic Stability Program ESP® and three differential locks with 100-percent locking effect selectable at the push of a button.

Externally Mercedes-Benz has significantly upgraded the "BA3 Final Edition". AMG flared wheel arches in the vehicle colour, in combination with 5-twin-spoke light-alloy wheels and tyre size 265/60 R 18, underline the striking appearance of the special model. Running boards and a spare wheel cover with a 3D Mercedes-Benz star in stainless steel, as well as an AMG radiator grille in a 3-louvre design with chrome highlights, emphasise its exceptional position in the range. Standard features also include an electric sliding/tilting sunroof, metallic paintwork, rear mudflaps, carbon-fibre look inserts in the protective strips, an ultrasonic reversing aid and a tyre pressure monitoring system.

In the interior the driver and passengers are able to enjoy even more generous appointments. Fine details and high-grade technology raise both visual appeal and comfort to a new level. Further highlights are provided by stylish yet functional ambient lighting, as well as chrome highlights on the frame and selector lever cover, seat adjustment controls and the loudspeakers in the front doors. Another eye-catching detail is the chrome luggage compartment sill panel with "Mercedes-Benz" lettering.

Outstandingly high seating comfort is assured by the multicontour front seats in black leather with seat climatisation. These offer first-class comfort on long journeys, even in mid-summer temperatures. They are accompanied by burr walnut wood trim, and the same, high-grade wood plus leather adorns the steering wheel and selector lever.

Standard equipment also includes a convenience telephony system in the armrest, with a universal interface for various mobile phone cradles, extended telephone functions, a charging function and an external aerial for optimum reception. Useful accessories include rubber mats for the footwells and load compartment, as well as a load compartment cover including additional stowage boxes.

As the G350 BlueTEC the "BA3 Final Edition" is priced at €90,511.40, and as the G500 €100,685.90 (both prices include 19% VAT).

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